March Meeting Results

March Meeting (01MARCH2013)
7pm to 8:30pm
7 people attended at Starbucks (3, first timers)

Technical Topics:

Facebook Security/Privacy

Cellular Provider Man in the middle, before page loads on SSL pages.
>Mapped WiFi grid systems tracking your every move.

How to be aware of your data in the cloud.

Physical Security – Social Engineering, the faults in our enviornments.

Vlan isolation on public wifi

How can we affect better security awareness in our spheres of influance?

Stuxnet – How it was spread and what was done about it.


The origan of the Blackswan – Taliv

Firewire DNA4 Hack – full access to live state RAM

Softpro – Why assembler should be your first programing language.

Non-Technical Topics:

Gray-haired computing
Punch Card Systems – why you learn to number your cards….
Don’t forget to clip in when climbing Radio towers.
Band Printers, where we all began(Pre-1986)

RF Broadcasting – If it’s got lights or buttons it your responsibility.

February Meeting Results

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February Meeting (2/1/2013)
7pm to 8:30pm
4 people attended at Starbucks

Technical Topics:

Whitelisting apps to prevent malware/virus infection
Tor hidden services (.onion)
Review the new 2600 calendar for 2013
Certifications – Are they worth the effort?

  • Physical security cert

Physical Security – Cameras, Leaky Coax
VI vs VIM (text editing in *nix)
One member lost an IronKey this week, not worried due to encryption

Non-Technical Topics:

Define a list of recommended links for this site, approved by members.

January Meeting Results

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January Meeting
7pm to 8:30pm
5 people attended

Technical Topics:
Review new 2600 magazine articles
Anonymity network usage (Tor, I2P)

  • Tor usage on Android and iOS devices
  • Tor over VPN?

Web User agent

  • How do sites know
  • Spoofing
  • Automated exploit kit detect OS/browser for wide scope pwn

Online news/podcasts to security news


Non-Technical Topics:

Coffee vs Espresso – best mg/$ ratio for caffeine


December Meeting Results

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December Meeting
7pm to 8:45pm
4 people attended (one first-timer)

Technical Topics:
Music hacking articles from
-Discovering click-track usage via analysis
-The infinite jukebox (

Game hacking scripts/client-side processing

UPEK laptop biometric vulnerability (found via Security Now! podcast)

Usage of DroidSheep on Android OS

Non-Technical Topics:
Fun with OSX PhotoBooth software
Attempted to help all-female Starbucks staff fix a stuck lever on the espresso machine. Failed, but still got free goodies.

November Meeting Results

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Attendance: 4

Compare/contrast Tor/I2P/Freenet
Using key files with TrueCrypt
Running multiple web sites on a single IP/Port using host headers
PKI (What does it mean when you get certificate warnings in your browser?)

We started a little before 7pm, and talked until about 8:30pm before getting hungry and changing venues.


September Meeting Report

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We had a turnout of three for meeting number two.

Discussion topics:
The topics discussed were our early memories of exploring systems and physical security, social engineering, and patch management.